Urban Farm Complex: City of Hamilton
Passive container greenhouses and processing containers will be installed adjacent to existing agriculture fields and community plots. The 40 ft. long greenhouses are custom designed in-house to optimize passive solar gain and lighting, to provide excellent thermal insulation, and generous ventilation. The 53 ft. long processing container provides a washing station and cold storage for fresh produce. A filter bed will treat the greywater from washing on-site. WFUAI has fabricated the modifications to the containers off-site from their final location. We are navigating the regulatory process and expect to deliver the containers to their final location soon. These spaces give McQuesten additional capacity in their mission of healthy local food production in an economically disadvantaged area.
Location: Hamilton, Ontario
Date: 2017 - Ongoing
Client: McQuesten Urban Farm
Scope: 640 sq. ft. all-season growing space, 780 sq. ft. greywater treatment wetland, 400 sq. ft. processing and cold storage, 400 sq. ft. storage
Services: Design and Technical, Building Science, Project Management, General Contracting, Fabrication and Installation